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Re: Harry Morris Born 12 September 1886
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 04 May 19 07:22 BST (UK) »
I wondered if anyone had a take on Harry’s occupation as I am unfamiliar with the description .. I am guessing that Harry travelled and may have shown movies where ever he travelled to ? Does anyone recognise this description .. it’s a new one to me ....thanks

Perhaps you should tell us what the register entry says his occupation is  ;D
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Re: Harry Morris Born 12 September 1886
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 04 May 19 07:31 BST (UK) »
Hi Rosie thanks.. it is listed in the opening post but it is a bit lost in a long winded detail..

What is listed in the 1939 register
Harrys profession is Film Master Traveller Travelling

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Re: Harry Morris Born 12 September 1886
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 04 May 19 07:46 BST (UK) »
I don't think the 2nd word is master.   I wondered whether he worked for a company that distributed films to cinemas etc on loan for a fee
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Re: Harry Morris Born 12 September 1886
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 05 May 19 08:56 BST (UK) »
I don't think the 2nd word is master.   I wondered whether he worked for a company that distributed films to cinemas etc on loan for a fee
I agree after looking at it closely ...could it be Film writer
Will upload a snap shot of this detail in due course

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Re: Harry Morris Born 12 September 1886
« Reply #22 on: Monday 06 May 19 07:57 BST (UK) »
See attached Occupation description .. I suspect it could read Film Writer Traveller Travelling
I struggle to find any detail for such a job description back in the 1939 era

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Re: Harry Morris Born 12 September 1886
« Reply #23 on: Monday 06 May 19 09:42 BST (UK) »
how about Renter.
As in, the man who travelled around with the films for the picture theatres to rent
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Re: Harry Morris Born 12 September 1886
« Reply #24 on: Monday 06 May 19 09:52 BST (UK) »
I wondered whether he worked for a company that distributed films to cinemas etc on loan for a fee

how about Renter.
As in, the man who travelled around with the films for the picture theatres to rent

Following up on that I think the word might perhaps be 'renters' which would make him a Film renters traveller, i.e. someone who worked as a travelling agent for a film rental company?

The word isn't master or writer.
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Re: Harry Morris Born 12 September 1886
« Reply #25 on: Monday 06 May 19 09:54 BST (UK) »
Dictionary of Occupational Terms

Film Renter

film hiring agent ; film renter
acquires, by purchase or arrangement, right to hire a cinematograph proprietor's film; arranges trade shows of new films (sometimes done by producer (880) (q.v.)); lets films on hire; agrees terms, conditions and itinerary.

http://doot.spub.co.uk/idx.php?letter=F

A quick search of contemporary newspapers reveals many references to film renters.
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Re: Harry Morris Born 12 September 1886
« Reply #26 on: Monday 06 May 19 10:49 BST (UK) »
That is what I was trying to say in reply 20 but was not able to post without contravening 1939 look up regulations  ;D
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